Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer in the Bronx at Legal Hand!

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Legal Hand


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

April 11, 2019

End Date

September 30, 2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Are you looking for an opportunity to work directly with people?

Are you interested in community engagement?

Are you looking to build up your resume?

Do you want to make real change and provide help to those in need?


Legal Hand, a community legal resource center with storefront centers in Brooklyn, the Bronx

and Queens is seeking volunteers for our Tremont Bronx site!


Legal Hand Volunteers provide legal information, assistance, and referrals from the storefront

offices. Volunteers play an important role in Legal Hand’s mission to improve access to justice

in low-income communities by directing people with civil legal problems to effective resources

and ensuring they know their rights in a given situation. Volunteers are trained at no cost,

learning valuable advocacy and legal skills. Legal Hand volunteers come from all backgrounds

and walks of life— from college students to retirees, and no experience in legal work is

necessary. Volunteers will operate out of easy-to-find, neighborhood storefront center in Tremont.


Volunteers will be paid a stipend of $15 per shift to cover transportation. (1 shift = 3 hours)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Training in a variety of legal issue areas, including immigration, family law, housing, and benefits
  • Assist visitors with variety of legal issues by completing intake, filling out and filing paperwork
  • Track client information in computer database consistently and accurately
  • Conduct outreach to advertise the program

Requirements include:

  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week in our office for minimum of 6 months
  • Interest in public interest law and/or community organizing
  • Must be 18 and over
  • Desire to help members of the community resolve their problems
  • Must speak fluent English; ability to speak Spanish a plus, but not required *We are in strong need of bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers*
  • Must have strong computer literacy and comfort
  • Knowledge of NYC benefits a plus

Legal Hand will be holding two volunteer info sessions in March - please come to one of them to learn more about becoming a volunteer:

March 26, 2019 from 6 – 7pm

or

March 27, 2019 from 6 – 7pm

March 26 information session will be held at Legal Hand Tremont, 713 E. Tremont Ave.

March 27 information session will be held at Legal Hand Highbridge, 1759 Jerome Ave.

RSVP to attend the information session: https://tremontinfosession.eventbrite.com

For questions about the volunteer opportunity or more information. contact me:

Erica 929-222-2014 | legalhandtremont@legalhand.org

Are you looking for an opportunity to work directly with people?

Are you interested in community engagement?

Are you looking to build up your resume?

Do you want to make real change and provide help to those in need?


Legal Hand, a community legal…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

Legal Hand

713 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457
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